Benjamin J. Oster

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Benjamin Oster handles mergers and acquisitions for companies of all sizes and in a variety of industries, including life sciences, biotech and biopharma. He has also represented employee benefit organizations, film and television studio and equipment providers, retailers and manufacturers. Additionally, he serves as general outside counsel to companies with their own legal department and to smaller companies with no legal staff.

Ben has led or assisted in the representation of equity and asset sales and acquisitions ranging from $5 million to $3.5 billion. He has also assisted with convertible note financings ranging from $10 million to $25 million, add-on acquisitions ranging from $35 million to $120 million and equity investments and recapitalizations ranging from $1 million to $65 million. A practical problem solver, he listens to his clients' needs, focuses on what matters most to them and designs strategies and solutions to meet their goals.

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  • Assisted in representation of $82 million equity sale of employee benefits service provider.
  • Assisted in representation of $22 million convertible note financing for biopharma manufacturer.
  • Led representation of $9 million tranched preferred stock purchase investment in discount retailer.
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Experience

  • Assisted in representation of $82 million equity sale of employee benefits service provider.
  • Assisted in representation of $22 million convertible note financing for biopharma manufacturer.
  • Led representation of $9 million tranched preferred stock purchase investment in discount retailer.
  • Led representation of $36 million add-on asset purchase of film and television equipment provider.
  • Assisted in representation of $63 million equity sale of light industrial parts and equipment retailer.
  • Assisted in representation of $3.5 billion equity sale of biotechnology firm to major biopharma firm.
  • Assisted in representation of $120 million add-on asset purchase of film and television equipment provider.
  • Assisted in representation of $15 million minority position investment in sustainable food packaging provider.
  • Led representation of $275 million equity purchase of film and television studio and lighting equipment provider.
  • Assisted in representation of $115 million equity sale of payment processing and check and debt recovery services.
  • Led representation of $200 million add-on asset purchase of Canadian studio / film and television equipment lessor.
  • Assisted in representation of $30 million tranched syndicated preferred stock investment in biopharma manufacturer.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" Ohio (2021 to 2022)

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Prior Positions

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Associate, Innovations (2016 to 2018)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Summer Scholar (2014)

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • M.S., Biotechnology, Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014
  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law, 2013
  • J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2012, cum laude
  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 2005